Desert or beach?

Corralejo beach on Fuerteventura island is not a desert strictly speaking (it’s beach as the name implies). However, as it is just about 100 km away from the shores of Africa it was possible for the wind to “pick” some of the sand from Sahara desert and drop it on Fuerteventura. As the winds are generally the same as on Sahara desert, Corralejo beach really reminds a desert with its beautiful sand and high dunes. It is why it is now a national park.

EXIF data:
Camera: Canon 5D MK II
Lens: Canon 24-105 f/4 L IS USM
Focal length: 55 mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure time: 1/200 s (“middle” exposure)
ISO: 100
Number of exposures: 7
E.V. Step: 1.5 E.V.
Flash used: no
Tripod used: yes
Filters used: no
Software: Magic Lantern, Photomatix Pro 4.2.4, Lightroom 4.1, Photoshop CS5

2015-04-21T11:46:36+00:00 November 18th, 2012|Posted in: Canary Islands, fuerteventura, hdr, landscape|
  • Wendy Bandurski-Miller

    I learn something new every day. Thank you for the wonderful images!